Missions to the Moon

Chang’e 3
December 1, 2013 | CNSA | Wikipedia
Yutu | Wikipedia

Lunar lander, brought the first Chinese lunar rover Yutu.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
June 18, 2009 | NASA | LRO Website | Paper modelWikipedia
LCROSS Website | WikipediaLunar Precursor Robotic Program  | Wikipedia

Launched together with the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). Target is to map the moon. Part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor and Robotic Program.

SELENE
September 14, 2007 | JAXA | SELENE Website | Wikipedia

Selenological and Engineering Explorer. Nicknamed Kaguya. Instructed to impact on the lunar surface near the crater Gill on June 10, 2009.

SMART-1
September 27, 2003 | ESA | SMART-1 Website | Wikipedia

Small satellite with several instruments onboard. Built in Sweden. Instructed to impact on the lunar surface on September 3, 2006.

Lunar Prospector
January 7, 1998 | NASA | Lunar Prospector Website | Wikipedia

Part of NASA’s Discovery program (Wikipedia). Instructed to impact crater Shoemaker near the southern pole on July 31, 1999. Lunar Prospector carried the remains of geologist Eugene Shoemaker who the crater is named after.

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